Saturday, April 7, 2007
How a Shliach/Chossid plays Golf
"Shliach Roshi" Reb Zvi Grunblatt teeing off somewhere in the Argentine. photo by COL
Some of you may remember the thread on Shluchim running marathons, where I blasted Shliach Peretz Chein for running a marathon in Massachusetts looking like a space man. He supposedly did it to be Mekarev the youngsters at Brandeis U. So you're probably thinking that here I go again, about to blast a Shliach for a similar "offense." But here's the difference: Rabbi Grunblatt looks like he's totally out of place, which he is, if you know him at all, and there seems to be no Kiruv motive whatsoever. Nowhere is it written that a Shliach must become a monk, living a life of abstaining from all physical amusement, but please, mish nit arein di eigene Cheshbaynes. Don't convince yourself that somehow this is what the Rebbe - and therefore G-d - wanted from us; to bring Jews closer to Yiddishkeit by lowering our standards.
The Tzig has spoken.
A Gutten Mayed